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Old 08-26-2013, 03:51 AM
wesleybowers wesleybowers is offline
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Vehicle: 1994 dodge ram 1500
Engine: 1994-1997 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 230hp
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Default are any parts on a 94 ram interchangable with newer model parts

i have a 94 ram 1500 with a 5..9 v8 and im wondering if anything off newer model rams will be interchangeable or not like a newer performance computer or intake manifold or heads im just curious i love my truck but am stuck with the limit of mods they make for my year any help is appreciated
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:21 PM
Gen1dak Gen1dak is offline
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There is no performance advantage to be had by using later model year (newer) stock engine parts. The stock computer can handle a good cam upgrade/exhaust/intake. The '92-early '93's had the best exhaust, better computer programming. After that they started softening things a little. I know in the late 90's they posted some 245-250HP ratings, but that was not due to a change in engine hardware. It was primarily due to reconfigured exhaust (mufflers) and advertising hype. Absolutely the quickest V8 Magnum Dodge produced was the 1992 Dodge Dakota (standard cab) with 5.2 Magnum. The later Dakota Magnum RT's with 5.9's weren't as quick (heavier, but allegedly more powerful 5.9's). The '92 would run high 14 second 1/4 mile right off the showroom floor. Both the 5.2 and 5.9 were less aggressive from '93 on. If you can find a cheap 5.2 Magnum cam (.432" lift), it will be an improvement over your 5.9's cam (.410" lift), but going to that much trouble, you'd be better suited to just bite the bullet and save up for a much better aftermarket cam.

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